Meredith Ericksen
Interior Designers & Decorators
An Expanse of Space traditional-family-room
 

An Expanse of Space

The Beginning: Soaring cathedral ceilings in a room flooded with light from arched windows and a view to the woods beyond.
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The Concept: Refresh the dark, dated, brick fireplace; add much-needed architectural details for visual impact; create a cozy, welcoming style within this expanse of space.
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http://www.tuscanbluedesign.com

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April 7, 2014
scottybmaine wrote:
Is there another picture that shows the wall above the fireplace?
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Meredith Ericksen
There is an album for this project.
    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 3:47PM
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Cocoweb
Great painting .
    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 9:07AM
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November 3, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
Hi - the client purchased the floor lamp and the photo above the fireplace is a custom photograph from a local DC photographer who is no longer selling his work. Best, Meredith
    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 7:10AM
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Cocoweb
It looks like Conoco Web lamp.
    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 9:07AM
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August 28, 2013
kimyetter wrote:
Would like information about throw pillows with dots. Please!
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Meredith Ericksen
Hi. The client purchased those herself...not sure where she found them.
    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 8:13PM
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August 21, 2013
dromgoole wrote:
what colour paint is on the walls
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Kellye Gaither
are the walls the same color of the trim? did not see the reply to this. thank you.
    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 12:52PM
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Linda Smith
Is the mantel painted with asemi-gloss?
    Bookmark   November 18, 2014 at 10:01PM
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July 8, 2013
stapletondj wrote:
What is lieing againist the brick? Drywall? Cement board? - Looking to see how I can transform my brick fireplace into this!
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Meredith Ericksen
This project was completed about 6 years ago. From what I remember the carpenter faced the existing brick fireplace (that was 2-story)with furring strips and sheetrock.
    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 6:38PM
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June 5, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
This lamp is from The Natural Light...details are on a comment thread on another photo of this project. Cheers.
1 Like    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 6:41AM
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susnlei0701
Where can I find the details of the lamp? Where is the photo you talked about?
    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 2:07PM
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June 5, 2013
martijcarpenter wrote:
Looking for table lamps - I like the white table lamp.
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Meredith Ericksen
That lamp is from The Natural Light. I purchased directly from the company but I know they do sell some lamps via online sources.
    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 12:33PM
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April 24, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
It's about 10". There are specific building codes to follow when determining the distance of non-flammable material you need around a firebox before you add a flammable product such as a wood surround. I discussed this with the GC on the project to determine the correct distance.
    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 10:13AM
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April 20, 2013
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Hi. This project was completed about 6 years ago... I don't have access to the drawings anymore...they are tucked away in storage.
    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 6:42PM
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February 20, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
Not sure how to answer this question. I did the design and the cabinet maker/carpenter the client hired did the fabrication/installation.
    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 5:42AM
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diyher
ok thanks :) I like the overall style of the whole room, very inviting
    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 12:19PM
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November 3, 2012
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Meredith Ericksen
This is a Kravet fabric. We designed this space about 4 years ago...not sure if the fabric is still available. I would need to look-up the info in the project file for additional info.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 10:27AM
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October 5, 2012
ekkpt wrote:
Where did you get the picture hanging above the mantle? Love it!
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Meredith Ericksen
Hi. The photo above the mantel was taken by a local DC photographer...he is not selling his work anymore. We were lucky to get it!m We had it tinted in a sepia tone to work with the warm tones in the room.
    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 8:23AM
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October 1, 2012
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Meredith Ericksen
Not sure which item you wish to buy? Send a little more detail. Thanks
    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 8:45AM
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June 30, 2012
renovation53 wrote:
where did you get the fireplace screen, i am in toronto canada
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Meredith Ericksen
That is the client's screen...I think she got it at an antique store. Sorry...not much help.
    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 6:49AM
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April 1, 2012
ihowl wrote:
Who is the manufacturer of the chair? Thanks!
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Meredith Ericksen
A Lee Joffa chair by Kravet Furniture.
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Thank You!
    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 8:54AM
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March 5, 2012
hightide wrote:
Who made the fireplace mantel? - Who made the fireplace mantel?
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renovation53
Also where can find similar fire screen
    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 7:37AM
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rkwhite007
Can you list the dimensions of the fireplace mantle?
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February 19, 2012
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sweetlew83
what are the color of the walls and trim
    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 10:01AM
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November 6, 2011
Jeanne Schneider_Rieman wrote:
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Meredith Ericksen
This lamp is from The Natural Light. You can look at websites such as Lamps Plus and search under Manufacturers. I ordered it for my client.
    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 6:06PM
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Jeanne Schneider_Rieman
thanks ;-)
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September 9, 2014
Kellye Gaither wrote:
color of the walls, is it the same as trim? - did not see reply for wall color. Thank you very nice colors.
August 23, 2014
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February 25, 2014
lisatrischitta wrote:
Love the wood mantel surround. Was this a kit or custom?
January 24, 2014
MrsD wrote:
What are the dimensions of fireplace and is firebox 36 or 42"?
January 8, 2014
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December 15, 2013
mumbhatt wrote:
Dimentions of the fire place
November 8, 2013
Charlotte Macpherson wrote:
How wide is the mantle on either side of the firebox?
March 23, 2013
mackevans64 wrote:
what are the dimensions of the fireplace mantel? How wide are the pilasters? - creating my own DIY mantel and need to know how wide the cut out in the middle of the pilaster is. Thanks
February 18, 2013
awolfington wrote:
Side table - Love the iron and wood side table..where did you get it?
October 27, 2012
monilv wrote:
what are the colors on the walls and fireplace?

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